Down to You
|Down To You|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Kris Isacsson|
|Written by||Kris Isacsson|
|Starring||Freddie Prinze, Jr.
|Music by||Edmund Choi|
|Cinematography||Robert D. Yeoman|
|Editing by||Stephen A. Rotter|
|Distributed by||Miramax Films|
|Release dates||January 21, 2000|
|Running time||92 minutes|
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Down to You is a 2000 romantic comedy film about losing a first love. It was directed by Kris Isacsson. The main characters are Alfred 'Al' Connelly (played by Freddie Prinze, Jr.), Imogen (Julia Stiles), and Cyrus (Selma Blair). The cast also includes Ashton Kutcher, Rosario Dawson, Lucie Arnaz, Henry Winkler, and Zak Orth.
Sophomore Al Connelly (Freddie Prinze Jr.) meets the girl of his dreams, freshman Imogen (Julia Stiles), and true love abounds. The two engage on a whirlwind courtship—they pick a song based on the records from Al's parents, eat a cake together, and even make love. Imogen's fear of lost youth causes her to push away from Al, and they go their separate ways after Imogen cheats on Al at a party. Al attempts to rebound from the relationship, determined to forget Imogen, and he goes to desperate measures to do so, including suicide by shampoo and problems with his career. In the end, Imogen finds Al when she hears of his attempted suicide and she brings him a book cover that she illustrated featuring the two of them. The two reconcile their differences and get back together showing that love can be obtained. The story is told from the points of view of both Al and Imogen.
- Freddie Prinze Jr. as Al Connelly
- Julia Stiles as Imogen
- Selma Blair as Cyrus
- Shawn Hatosy as Eddie Hicks
- Zak Orth as Monk Jablonski
- Ashton Kutcher as Jim Morrison
- Rosario Dawson as Lana
- Henry Winkler as Chef Ray
The film opened at #2 at the U.S. Box office making $7.6 million USD in its opening weekend, behind Next Friday. It went on to gross only $24.4 million worldwide, well short of its $35 million budget. Down to You received extremely negative reviews from critics with Rotten Tomatoes ranking the film 40th in the 100 worst reviewed films of the 2000s, with a rating of 3%.